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Furloughed Federal Workers and Their Families Have Free Admission to Bruce Museum During the Shutdown

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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is offering free admission to all furloughed federal workers and their families throughout the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown. — an announcement from the Bruce Museum

“The Bruce Museum is committed to being an inclusive, welcoming place of cultural engagement and community fellowship,” said Suzanne Lio, managing director. “This is surely a trying time for these federal employees, and we’re pleased to be able to give them the opportunity to enjoy our exhibitions and family programs – and to feel appreciated.”

—See also: Federal Workers Not Getting Wages Now Can Get Help from Darien Town Government (Jan. 17)

To receive free admission, federal employees must bring a government identification card and present it at the Visitor Services desk upon entering the museum. Not Just Furloughed Federal Workers
In addition to this temporary offer to furloughed federal workers, the Bruce Museum is a proud participant in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission year-round to all active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families with identification.

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Federal Workers Not Getting Wages Now Can Get Help from Darien Town Government

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced Thursday that the town government of Darien is prepared to assist Darien residents who are affected by the Federal government shutdown. “We understand how difficult the federal government shutdown is on the families of workers who, in some cases, must report to work but are not receiving paychecks,” Stevenson said in a news release Thursday morning.“Please contact the Darien Human Services Department at (203) 656-7328 for assistance.”

— an announcement from the First Selectman’s Office

In addition, Gov. Ned Lamont announced yesterday that a public-private partnership between the state government of Connecticut and private banks, led by Webster Bank and supported by the Connecticut Bankers Association, will enable essential federal workers who are required to report to work without pay to receive unemployment assistance. In addition, he is working with legislative leadership to emergency certify a bill that would ensure Connecticut is able to take advantage of any decision by the federal government to permit essential workers to collect earned unemployment insurance benefits. Lastly, Gov. Lamont urged non-essential employees, who are not required to report to work, to access state unemployment benefits by contacting the Connecticut Department of Labor or their local American Job Center.